You likely arrived at this page curious about the large banner blocking your view of ggFTW. This is metaphorically accurate. If either of two bills--SOPA or PIPA--pass Congress as-is, sites like ggFTW, YouTube, and Wikipedia will go dark. Instead of a large black bar, there will be no ggFTW.
What’s worse, the United States will set a very dangerous precedent regarding free speech and civil rights.
To raise awareness of SOPA and PIPA, ggFTW has decided to join sites like Wikipedia, Reddit, and Craigslist in a global Internet blackout. The bar will remain from midnight to midnight, Jan 18-19, 2012. Please read Wikipedia's writeup about the impact of SOPA and PIPA to learn what you can do to help stop this draconian measure from passing.
Oh, and even if you're not from the US, this affects you.